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Le Testament d'Orphée

  • Film
O Testamento de Orfeu (1960)
O Testamento de Orfeu de Jean Cocteau
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Time Out says

Cocteau's last film is as personal and private as its title suggests, and it makes little sense for viewers unfamiliar with his other work. It's a wry, self-conscious re-examination of a lifetime's obsessions, with Cocteau playing himself at the centre of the mythology that he created in countless books, plays, films and paintings. This mythology yields a torrent of familiar characters, situations, effects and images, all of them quoted in a spirit of bewilderment and growing disillusionment: Cocteau finally disappears into his fictional world, leaving the real world to a noisy new generation. Nothing about the film is in the least seductive except for its fundamental openness; the tone veers between gentle irony and low-key pessimism. Cocteau admirers will probably find it very moving.
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Release Details

  • Duration:83 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jean Cocteau
  • Screenwriter:Jean Cocteau
  • Cast:
    • Jean Cocteau
    • Edouard Dermithe
    • Henri Crémieux
    • Jean-Pierre Léaud
    • Maria Casarès
    • François Périer
    • Jean Marais
    • Yul Brynner
    • Pablo Picasso
    • Lucia Bosè
    • Charles Aznavour
    • Françoise Sagan
    • Roger Vadim
    • Daniel Gélin
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